There are many different styles of skirts out there, and it seems like every season there is a slew of new styles to try. Here is a quick run down of some of the different styles, and the body types that they work best with.
The A line skirt is one of the most popular types there is. This is because it has been shown to be flattering for almost anyone with any body type. The name A line says it all – the skirt almost looks like an A. These types of skirts tend to have a slimming effect, so they are generally suggested for those who have trouble with their hips or waist.
A spin off of the A line is the gypsy skirt. This is basically an A line that is full length. Usually it has ruffles, is crinkled, or has tiers. Women who have a pear shaped body may want to try to avoid these skirts, as anything with horizontally styled detailing can be frustrating with this body shape.
For those with an hourglass figure, a pencil skirt may be a good option. These skirts are not very forgiving for those with other body types. They are tightly fitted skirt, and generally go to about knee length.
Bubble skirts are all the rage for women with a straight body type. It is suggested that those women who are larger stay away from this style of skirt, because it can be unflattering. With a hem that is made to help the skirt puff out, these skirts look like their name – a bubble.
One thing to keep in mind is that just because it is not recommended that a certain body type wear a certain style of skirt, does not mean that this is a be all, end all. If you are interested in a skirt that generally doesn’t work for your body type, try it out before you give up.